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About Taureau

It's a place we're dubbing a Certified First Date Safe ZoneTM. And it's open now...

Introducing Taureau, a fondue spot in SOHO helmed by a charismatic Frenchie, awaiting your next first date.

Opened by a seasoned fondue pro (Didier, who perfected his trade at his own Parisian fondue spot for 13 years), the small, space is decked in white and red, spotted with two-person tables and set up for serving one food and one food only: bubbling cauldrons of cheese, oil and chocolate.

This is pretty much all you need to know. Start with cheese, move to meat, finish with chocolate.

And don't worry about the stove-like contraption built into the surface of your table: it's designed to heat up the cauldron of fondue, but remain completely cold to the touch.

558 Broome St
New York, NY 10013
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Fondue, French

Hours of Operation:
Sunday thru Thursday: 5pm to 11:30pm (kitchen closes at 10:30pm)
Friday, Saturday and Holidays from 5pm to 12:30am (kitchen closes at 11:30pm)

Cross Street:
Varick St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX

Phone Number:
(212) 228-2222

Website:
http://www.taureaunyc.com/

Parking Details:
Easy parking evening time and no traffic (after Avenue of America) :)

Public Transit:
Canal 1 Subway 2 blocks South
Spring Street E and C 2 blocks North

Executive Chef:
Didier Pawlicki

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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Taureau Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.4

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4.1

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3.8

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97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
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Fit for Foodies (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I've had the fondue experience before, but this was the best yet. The food was surprisingly good and fresh. Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The whole experience gets an A+ from me.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

We really had a great time. Love the simplicity of the menu, makes ordering a breeze. Enough variety to keep you coming back to try different cheeses. Food was delicious and the whole experience was chill. A very nice restaurant yet no frills. Just a really comforting low key vibe and perfect date night spot. Loved it!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We spent a really nice evening.
The setup was perfect!
And the perigord cheese fondu is amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

AJ was a great server, very informative and friendly on top of being attentive. We got a bottle of wine which made the meal about $200 after tip which is a bit pricey but worth it. Had a great time

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was wonderful overall! I haven’t had fondue in years and this experience has made me appreciate it evermore. Great and very courteous service!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Went with 2 friends and we had a great experience. We ordered 2 2-course prix fixe dinners which included a first course of cheese fondue, bread and salad, and second course of choice of meat, which you cook at the table in pots of hot oil or red wine broth, and one 3-course prix fixe which also included chocolate fondue for dessert! Since we got 3 dinners, we were able to choose 2 cheeses and 3 meats. We got the hangar steak, filet mignon and pork tenderloin. The steaks were the best! But everything was delicious and we left stuffed to the gills! Our server was super friendly and helpful.
I would highly recommend, especially on a chilly winter's night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Outstanding dinner! Most fondue restaurants I’ve been to deliver on the cheese and chocolate courses but fail on the main course. Taureau delivers top quality food satisfaction across the board. Get the slab bacon topping with the cheese...

Went for my daughter’s 12th birthday, and her sister wants to come back in the Spring for her’s.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food is so delicious and fun. Staff is friend but very few (2) servers for the whole place. Be prepared to spend 2 hours here - which is long but allows you to eat more and waste less of the dipping sauces.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We love Fondue and did the 3 dinner option. It was excellent. The service was very good and the ambiance is great. We chose it for an early New Year's Eve dinner and was perfect. Have already recommended it and will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Went to have fondue and the food's great and authentic

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We love Taureau. We’ve been there way too many times but won’t stop going.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Really enjoyed our 3-course dinner at Taureau. The traditional fondue was especially good. Service was excellent. A great venue for meeting old friends.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were limited to choosing from two set menus. We were not allowed to share the meat fondu with our children otherwise we would be charged double. Expensive, average meal with no ambience.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great place, i enjoyed food and music. Staff was very hopeful regarding the menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent service. The food is amazing. Perfect for dates and quiet conversation!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Oh baby was this place a tasty treat!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very nice little fondue restaurant. Food was well prepared and the service was great. Wine list was nice, since it had inexpensive and expensive wines available. Note that the only credit card they take is American Express.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Bad service.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

There were some rowdy children there, but the staff handled them as best they could. They managed to still make our night feel special with skipping 8 year olds making them hold their breath. A little disappointed that fruits that I did not like couldn't be substituted for the ones I did.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

There are not a lot of fondue options in New York City. This place is hidden behind an adorable French restaurant so it feels like you are in the know to be able to find it. It’s very small and intimate. And you are sharing food so also romantic. The cheese options were amazing. The service was great. There are good options for vegetarians (vegans need not bother). We had a lovely romantic birthday dinner before heading to City Winery (2 blocks away) for a show. We were so full we could not even finish the cheese or chocolate. They are generous with both as well as the things to dip in. It’s price fix only. No Visa or MC but they called me ahead of time to let me know that.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Aniversary

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Delicious fondue with a great selection of different cheeses. The restaurant has a great ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Lovely little restaurant and the fondue was delicious! Our waiter was great and provided suggestions to help us choose the best fondue. We enjoyed ourselves a lot!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Pot of cheese was huge, main course not so much. It was good, but overpriced in my opinion. And feels more like a factory than a fun, unique dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

A tiny fondue restaurant attached to a somewhat larger and more generalized French restaurant. One goes to Taureau with one lover or date, and one shares a dinner of fondue, fondue, and fondue while conversing happily and gazing into one's partner's eyes. The fondue is classic and perfect. (Contrast with the Melting Pot chain, whose fondue is an overdone mess of sixty zillion competing inconsistent flavors.)

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Visited Taureau with a friend for fondue night. The selections are simple with the biggest decision being around the type of cheese fondue. Service was well timed, our waiter was attentive and engaging and the food and drinks were delicious. The waiter was also knowledgeable and able to provide details when asked for a recommendation. Fondue is never a cheap/quick dinner experience and we were able to sit and chat without being rushed which was greatly appreciated. I imagine this spot gets quite crowded on busy nights but we were in on a Wednesday night and had the fondue side practically to ourselves so it was lovely. One odd thing is that you have to enter through the main Taureau entrance and then go through a very narrow entry to the fondue side - if using a wheelchair I don't think that part of the dining room would be accessible. I struggled a bit to get through with my cane. Oh and they accept bitcoin and personal but not visa/mastercard - they make this very clear in their reservation confirmation email as well as in the phone call confirmation, so no surprises or issues, the options just surprised me. :) Would definitely recommend this spot!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wow. Excellent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

great service, Great cheese, great wine! just perfect.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

It was amazing

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We were extremely late for our reservation and kept calling to keep the restaurant informed. They were very understanding and allowed us to move our reservation to a later time. The only thing that surprised us is that they only take cash, Amex, personal cheque or BIT COINS!?!? Wth? That seems a little sketchy to me. And they don't even mention this on their website. We only found out because we called to say we're going to be late which then made us even later because we had to find an ATM. Regardless, the cheese fondue is to die for. Worth checking out but make sure you have plenty of cash!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toledo)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Brought my wife for our 11th wedding anniversary. She loves fondue and our meal was delicious. Portions were just about right, and price was reasonable (considering it’s a Manhattan eatery). Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2017

My daughter was determined to do fondue on this last trip to NYC. I got the reservation from OT on a day when we were going to an Improv show. We showed up early for dinner, and they seated us. (it was a Sunday so we opened the place at 5pm). the dinner is based around the fondue, and it is prix fixe. there are choices for the cheese for the apps- i got the Perigord with truffle oil (delicious) and my daughter got the swiss cheese (basic but good). entree i got the chicken breast and my kids got the filet. there is a choice of using oil or broth to cook the meat, we got one of each and they were both good. Dessert was the best: dark chocolate and milk chocolate with fruit and cut up pound cake to dip. yummy.
there is a more limited edition where you can get just the app and dessert.
personally i thought this was fun, but it's a novelty thing for me. if you want to try fondue Taureau is good, though pricey.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The service was a bit slow in ordering the food & drinks however once my order was placed the waitor did a good job of timing the three courses which was great.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food was copious (oh my god, so much cheese fondue) and utterly delicious -- we were thoroughly satisfied!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I've been here before, on a Sunday perhaps and service was great. This time it was noisy and very busy. I'd still go again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Simply amazing!!!!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I really liked this restaurant. All three of the courses we had were excellent (cheese, meat, dessert). Just make sure that you cook your meat long enough because their 15 second suggestion seemed too short. Also, it was a nice restaurant but it needs to upgrade to a bigger space.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Wonderful experience! We had the fondu, which was a gourmet experience that I had not expected. The service was wonderful, the food was off the charts, and the house red was delicious. A great restaurant!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We love this place in general. My wife gets the Fondu and I order from the regular restaurant menu -- which is fantastic. Authentic and savory French food. This time, however, two of the entrees did not come out until 2 people had finished their entrees. I had to get the waiter to ask him about it because he never came to see how we were doing. What upset me the most was that he did not seem very apologetic or concerned. The manager did give us a discount on the next meal so we felt a little better. I just hope the service returns to its usual form.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Nice dinner, fondue was great.

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